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Cheap steroids can save critically ill Covid patients: WHO analysis
The Siasat | 02/09/2020 11:34 PM | Click to read full article
In a significant discovery, data pooled from 121 hospitals in eight countries by clinicians and scientists have found that inexpensive, widely available steroids improve the odds that very sick Covid-19 patients will survive the illness.
Based on the newly-published data, the WHO has issued new treatment guidelines calling for corticosteroids to become the standard of care for patients with severe and critical Covid-19. Such patients should receive 7-10 days of treatment.